Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) is an independent research centre dedicated to advancing security of the citizens and society they live in on the basis of democratic principles and respect for human rights. In the midst of the Centre's interest are all policies aimed at the improvement of human, national, regional, European, and global security.
BCSP supports consolidation of security sector reform and integration of Western Balkan countries into the Euro Atlantic community through,
Specifically, BCSP probes into the dynamics and achievements of reform of Serbia's state apparatus of force, as well as problems of placing this sector under democratic civilian control and oversight.
Many of the Centre's activities are directed at research, and concerned with raising the stakeholders' awareness of the needs and prospects for integrating Serbia in the processes of regional and global security cooperation.
Policy and Research Papers
Corruption in the Security Sector in Serbia
The data used for this research, was collected from interviews, focus groups and questionnaires sent to security sector institutions in Serbia.
Initial methodological and empirical assumptions for further comprehensive in-depth research into the forms, trends and consequences manifested by corruption in the Serbian security sector have been formulated on the basis of this project’s results.
The findings obtained can also represent a good basis for more active participation by other civil society organisations, the media and citizens in the fight against corruption in the security sector.
The publication also in its first part discusses different theoretical approaches to corruption in aforesaid security institutions present in the most relevant literature on this issue.
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New Model Armies: Rethinking Military Purpose in Post-Conflict Southeastern Europe
New and novel military structures have emerged across the region in the context of externally driven post-conflict defence reform. As the post-conflict narrative gives way to new domestic, regional and international challenges and opportunities, elements of the process remain unresolved.
This paper will argue that in order to establish a sustainable and efficient military platform three emerging and interrelated lacunae need to be addressed: knowledge deficits in civilian-military relations; ownership cleavages as a result of adherence to Euro-Atlantic integration; and legitimacy of military function beyond the post-conflict context.